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Qatari diplomat on United flight mistaken for shoe-bomber
The U.S. air marshall on board the flight apparently did not catch the humor. Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled and escorted the United flight into Denver approximately 30 minutes ahead of schedule.
Modadi was restrained and questioned while on board the flight; it's unclear what criminal charges, if any, will be filed against him.
For more, check out The Atlantic's minute-by-minute account of the incident, which was originally falsely reported as a terrorist attack by several news outlets.